I snapped up the new Oliver + S t-shirt patterns on Friday (there's something there for everyone!) and then whipped up a long-sleeve school bus t-shirt from some plush velour I had in the stash.
|back hanging wonkily|
This was a simple sewing project although I fluffed around with the neck because the velour kept rolling up and moving when I was sewing it. I probably should have followed the suggestion on the pattern to baste the neck in place but I was a bit too eager to finish and then, of course, I ended up taking quite a bit longer than I had hoped. So, what should have taken an hour took considerably longer but I'm reasonably pleased with the finished product. And the less-than-perfect sewing will be hidden when it is being worn
|I eventually achieved a neat neckline!|
Yesterday I made a jump rope dress (view B). The body of the dress is made from a spotted, soft corduroy - with a nice drape - that I bought at Spotlight and I used more mustard Kona cotton for the collar and placket. I knew that it would be impossible to get a really crisp finish on the placket if I used the corduroy so I decide to pick out one of the other fabric colours. I was a bit undecided about making the collar in the same fabric but I checked the Flickr group and saw that people had tried all sorts of colour combinations. So, off I went…
When I showed the finished dress to my husband, he said it looked like a spotty school dress. Hmmm, I'm not too sure what that means but I imagine this dress is the sort of thing that a group of 'darls' from an Australian sports team would wear for "dressy casual"… i.e. (way too much of) that garish yellow and green combo. Luckily, the little girl's mum is an Aussie so she'll probably love it and hopefully she'll be reminded of the warm glow of those golden soils and boundless plains that are just across the sea….
|cute little buttons from NYC in just the right shade of yellow on a straight placket (really, it is!)|
|pocket from main fabric to avoid yellow overload|
These headed home with dad today so it will be interesting to see if he is as good with a tape measure and squirming girl as he is with a big needle and a different sort of moving target….